Dr. Rojo Robles' Talk on Jean-Michel Basquiat and Al Díaz

Title of Talk and Date:

lecture by dr. rojo Robles, baruch College, City University of New York


Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 at 9:15AM

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Dr. Robles’s talk will explore the diasporic artists Jean Michel Basquiat's and Al Díaz and their profound impact on contemporary art and culture, highlighting their groundbreaking fusion of visual art and written word.

Dr. Rojo Robles is a Puerto Rican writer, filmmaker, and scholar specializing in Latin American, Latinx, and Afro-diasporic literature, cinema, and culture. He holds degrees in Theater (BA), Comparative Literature (MA), and Latin American and Latinx cultures (MPhil; Ph.D.). He is an Assistant Professor at the Black and Latinx Studies Department at Baruch College, CUNY. As a scholar, Dr. Robles has published articles in various journals like SX Salon| Small Axe Project, Voces del Caribe, the Puerto Rico Review, Taller Electric Marronage, Revista Cruce, Revista Iberoamericana, and Transmodernity. He is working on a book and a series of articles exploring Afro-Diasporican maroon poetics and cinegraphic literature. He co-hosts the Latinx Visions podcast and is the co-director of the Black Studies Colloquium.